We’ll hear presentations from Ryan Duncan, Director of Government Relations at SMR developer Last Energy, and Ryan Umstattd, VP of Product & Partnerships at fusion developer Zap Energy. We will also entertain questions and comments from members of the public and address other commission business.
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Ryan Duncan is the Director of Government Relations at Last Energy. Last Energy is an American commercial developer specializing in small modular nuclear power plants that produce 20MWe. Adopting an energy-as-a-service model, the company handles everything from product design to operations and maintenance, aiming to simplify the nuclear energy industry. Last Energy has secured contracts to build reactors in Europe, totaling $18.9 billion, with plans to deploy its first 20-megawatt system by 2025.
Presentation w/ Q&A – 45 minutes
Ryan Umstattd, VP of Product & Partnerships at Zap Energy. Zap Energy is an American company working on fusion power using an innovative power generation method. Their technique compresses and confines plasma without using magnetic coils, aiming to be a more cost-effective approach to fusion energy. Since 2018, the company has generated fusion plasmas and is pursuing energy breakeven on their FuZE-Q platform, backed by several investors. He’ll explain the significant differences between fission and fusion technologies.